One Gas Pipeline Inspector - Distribution Lines in Austin, Texas
Pipeline Inspector - Distribution Lines
Job ID: 997
Functional Area: Field Operations
Position Type: Full-Time Regular
Relocation Provided: No
Location: Austin, TX
Department: PIPELINE/FIELD SUPPORT
Internal / External: Internal and External
Experience Required: Not Indicated
Performs an advanced level of inspection work on company pipelines, oversees contractors engaged in the construction and maintenance of a pipeline system.
Inspects installation, maintenance, and removal work performed by employees and/or contractors on transmission and distribution pipelines to ensure compliance and/or identify noncompliance with company and governmental standards.
Assists with operation and/or maintenance of tools and equipment in performance of duties including:
Pipe and crescent wrenches
Pipe cutters and threaders
Hammers and screwdrivers
Picks, shovels, and rakes
Air compressors and generators
Plastic fusion equipment
Combustible Gas Indicators - flame-ionization unit
Leak survey equipment
Tapping and plugging
Perform routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment.
Maintains logs; compiles and prepares reports including but not limited to:
Job order completion information
Accident/first aid reports
Provides information, advice, and/or assistance to employees, contractors, landowners, public/governmental officials, and others relative to construction and/or maintenance standards, policies, and procedures applicable to work in progress.
Investigate customer related orders and/or emergency situations including but not limited to:
Low pressure calls
Class 1 leaks
Review invoices for accuracy (pricing, quantity installed, materials used, etc.).
Regular and reliable attendance is required in performance of job.
Employee may be required to perform additional duties as assigned.
Experience in use, function, and maintenance of tools and equipment applicable to position including accessing and utilizing computer applications.
Experience with application of basic arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Experience with and thorough knowledge of construction and maintenance of transmission and distribution pipeline systems.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and/or industry standards and regulations regarding pipeline construction and safety.
Experience and training relative to:
Company Gas Operations Standards Manual (GOSM) procedures
Emergency response procedures
Welding/plastic fusion policies and procedures
One Call System policies and procedures
Knowledge of function and/or maintenance of regulators, chart meters, well meters, cathodic protection, and leakage survey and remote methane leak device.
Experience reading and interpreting maps, atlas pages, blueprints, budget information, and job orders.
Knowledge and experience with basic computer operation and relevant software.
Experience leading, directing, and/or training.
Demonstrated ability to read and write fluently in English.
Minimum Applicable driver's license
Minimum Qualified Plastic Fusion Technician certification (as specified by position)
Minimum Qualified Steel Welding certification (as specified by position)
Lift or move objects weighing up to 20 pounds 10 15 times a day; up to 40 pounds 7 10 times a day; up to 50 pounds 10 12 times a day.
Climb into and out of excavations and onto and off of equipment.
Travel over uneven terrain including but not limited to:
React immediately to emergency situations to prevent injury to self and others.
Smell odorant in natural gas.
Detect and react to warning signals at work sites.
Able to operate tools and equipment required.
Perform maintenance on the company leak truck and all related leakage survey equipment. (as specified by position)
Communicates and/or exchanges information or instructions verbally, including use of company two way radios or cellular telephones.
Peripheral vision and accurate depth perception.
Visual abilities sufficient to perform job duties. #fieldoperations
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